Holliday Breaks Right Thumb in Loss to Cubs

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The Cardinals have suffered yet another telling injury as the season heads into it’s home stretch. Left fielder Matt Holliday broke his right thumb after being hit by the Cubs Mike Montgomery’s pitch in the 10th inning of the Cardinals 4-3 loss to the Cubs on Thursday night at Wrigley Field. Holliday tried to protect his face from a high, inside pitch from Montgomery. Holliday kept the pitch from hitting him in the face, but the pitch got his right thumb flush. Holliday left the game immediately. Shortly after the game, Cardinals manager Mike Matheny announced that Holliday right thumb was fractured. Holliday will fly back to St. Louis to see a hand specialist and get a diagnosis on when he could return to the Cardinals. With a little over seven weeks remaining in the regular season, Holliday will be pushing it to get back before the season ends.